A satirical look at the year in energy

Now in its third annual installment, we share our satirical take on this year's energy highlights. 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from E&I!

 

January
The Met Office reports that 2014  was the hottest year on record for the UK.

 

February
Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron sign a joint climate change agreement.

 

March
The Guardian launches its climate change campaign – ‘keep it in the ground’.

 

 

April 
Political leader’s take part in TV debates ahead of the General Election.

 

 

May 
The Conservatives dumfound polling companies by securing their first majority for a generation.

 

 

June 
G7 Leaders agree to phase out fossil fuel use by end of this century, in the lead up to COP21 in Paris many commentators believe this is unrealistic.

 

July 
The CMA’s provisional findings recommend greater switching to lower energy bills.

 

 

August
The solar Feed In Tarriff consultation opens, proposing to cut the subsidy by 89%.

 

September
Jeremy Corbyn is elected the new Labour leader.

 

 

October 
The UK and China strike a historic deal to bring in a new era of UK nuclear generation.

 

November 
Volkswagen are found to have cheated on emissions tests.

 

 

December 
196 nations agree to the most ambitious action on climate change the world has ever seen, at COP21 in Paris.

 

Suzy Greenwood

Hill & Knowlton Strategies Search